President Obama’s signature healthcare law comes equipped with a seemingly endless amount of regulations, published in the Federal Register. According to CNS News, there are approximately 11,588,500 words of ObamaCare-related regulations, drastically surpassing the 381,517 words found within the healthcare law itself.
Those glitches and delays of ObamaCare resulted from a political decision: Premiums would be calculated only after subsidies were applied, hiding the fact of higher premiums.
With just over 50,000 people completing ObamaCare applications in the first week of the law's implementation, it could be in danger. According to sources inside the Department of Health and Human Services, just 6,200 Americans applied for health insurance through the government website on October 1, the day it was opened to the public, and less than one percent of all visitors to Healthcare.gov actually enrolled in a health insurance exchange.
Senate Republican negotiators are reportedly considering a grand bargain with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to raise the debt limit and reopen the partially closed federal government with no major spending cuts and no significant changes to ObamCare.
The unanticipated consequences of ObamaCare keep growing, and growing. They are so many that Investors Business Daily has created a 23-page list of them.